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Senate Democrats 12h
Funding for our nation’s HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions is set to expire at the end of September. Today asked consent to pass the FUTURE Act and stop that from happening. Unfortunately Senate Republicans objected.
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Chuck Schumer 18h
After months of resistance, McConnell finally agreed to support our request for additional election security funding. It’s a step, but nowhere near what’s needed. We can't continue to sit on our hands while our adversaries try to replicate what Putin did in 2016.
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Senate Democrats 19h
“Your entire body of work, at least in the private sector… has been devoted to representing employers against workers, has been devoted to trying to stop workplace protections from being adopted.” Senator Murphy on 's nominee for Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia.
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Senate Democrats 20h
This is just not true. : Republicans block $250 million to beef up election security:
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Senator Patty Murray 22h
Speaking at the nomination hearing for Eugene Scalia to serve as the Secretary of Labor—an elite corporate lawyer who has spent his career fighting against workers.
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Senate Democrats 21h
American families deserve a Secretary of Labor, not a . Watch as Senator lays out why nominee Eugene Scalia is unfit. “If you care about workers and families, his record is absolutely to me disqualifying”
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Senator Patty Murray Sep 18
President Trump's Secretary of Labor nominee, Eugene Scalia, will NOT fight to: ❌ Hold corporations accountable for wage theft ❌ Defend workers’ overtime pay in court ❌ Close the pay gap ❌ Protect workers’ retirement security
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Senator Patty Murray Sep 18
President Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee, Eugene Scalia, argued that companies should be able to discriminate against people with disabilities based on perceptions about whether they could do a job—undermining critical ADA protections.
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Senator Patty Murray Sep 18
We need a Secretary of Labor, not a . Eugene Scalia’s career shows a clear pattern that matches the Trump Administration’s anti-worker agenda perfectly. Families and workers deserve better—that's why I oppose his nomination.
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Senator Patty Murray Sep 18
Eugene Scalia’s career helping corporations skirt rules at workers’ expense will be front & center at the Senate committee hearing on his nomination to lead the Dept of Labor. Tune in TOMORROW at 9:00am ET ➡️
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Sherrod Brown Sep 18
Do something, President Trump and Mitch McConnell.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Sep 18
I can't even begin to fathom the pain and hurt you've experienced, Fred. You and far too many American families. The grace and courage you embody in fighting to end gun violence in Jaime's memory sets the bar for us all. Thank you for all you do.
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Sen Dianne Feinstein Sep 18
Happy 72nd birthday to ! We owe a debt of gratitude to all the service members serving across the country and around the world. Thank you for your service!
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Sep 18
After the Affordable Care Act, we saw more Americans gain access to quality, affordable health insurance. Today, Trump is sabotaging our health care system and the uninsured rate is going up.
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Senator Dick Durbin Sep 18
President Trump is risking our national security to fulfill a failed campaign promise. His useless wall isn’t going to solve the problem at our southern border. These funds should be spent as Congress intended - to support our military & their families.
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Senator Chris Coons Sep 18
America’s epidemic of gun violence continues to devastate communities and families across the nation. In August, mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa claimed the lives of more than 50 innocent Americans.
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Senator Patty Murray Sep 18
This is unacceptable. Our top priority should be investing in our children and their futures. I will continue to fight in Congress to make sure our priorities are clear and that we are working toward a better future for every child in our country.
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Senator Tom Carper Sep 18
This move flies in the face of California’s clear, longstanding legal authority to set its own clean car standards — and its first stop will likely be in federal court, starting years of litigation and miring the automotive industry in economic disarray
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Senate Democrats Sep 18
Last night, more than 20 Senate Democrats held the Senate floor to demand action on gun violence. 93% of Americans support universal background checks. But Mitch McConnell refuses to even hold a vote.
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Chuck Schumer Sep 18
There is no excuse for denying our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico the funding they need to recover Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to stop from taking money from projects in Puerto Rico to fund his expensive ineffective border wall
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